This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for May 14 with reports of
MISSISSIPPI KITE, JAEGERS, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, RUFF, SEDGE WREN,
MARBLED GODWIT, and seasonal and local reports.
In the Cape May area, a MISSISSIPPI KITE was at Hidden Valley
Ranch May 10; other May 10 and 11 reports there included JAEGERS
off the state park; WILSON'S PHALAROPES at Ocean Drive May 10
and at a pool on the Shunpike near the Beanery May 11; RUFF on
the spoils along Cape May canal; SEDGE WREN in South Cape May
Meadow; A MARBLED GODWIT that can be scoped from the Shellpile
behind the fish places on Ocean Drive in Cape May; and an easy
to see VIRGINIA RAIL just beyond the platform in the South Cape
At Liberty State Park, Jersey City May 9: PARASITIC JAEGER, BLUE
GROSBEAK and a good warbler flight. Watchung Reservation this
week had 15-16 warblers incuding WORM-EATING WARBLER. A
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was on Combs Hollow Road, Roxbury opposite
the elementary school May 11. A MOURNING WARBLER was in
Heathcote Park, Kingston on May 12. Garret Mountain had 25
warblers and a visible WHIPPOORWILL May 12, along with LINCOLN'S
At Weltz Park in Ocean, an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was near the
pines May 12. A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was in Brick May 11.
Assunpink on May 10 had CLIFF SWALLOW, ORCHARD ORIOLE and RUDDY
DUCK. At Sandy Hook May 10: PALM WARBLER, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK and
ROYAL TERN. At Brig May 10, 11: SNOW GOOSE, WILSON'S PHALAROPE,
BLUE-WINGED TEAL and GREEN-WINGED TEAL, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, MERLIN, and CLIFF SWALLOW.
At Princeton this week: CERULEAN WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER and
lots of other warblers; BLUE GROSBEAK; and VIRGINIA RAIL at
Rogers. Thompson Grove park had OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER,
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and BAY-BREASTED WARBLER May 12.
[Original includes list of World Series of Birding results here.
Since these were posted on BIRDEAST a few days ago I'm not repeating
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